Opening Lecture: The Art of Iron

Opening Lecture: The Art of Iron

Sunday

June 24, 2018

3:00 PM-4:00 PM

Auditorium

225 South St
Williamstown, MA 01267

Before the advent of modern building materials, iron was used for everything from architectural gates and grills to household implements. Exhibition curator Kathleen Morris discusses some of the extraordinary objects included in the exhibition and what they tell us about bygone customs.

The Art of Iron is co-organized by the Clark Art Institute and the Réunion des Musées Métropolitains, Rouen, Normandy. Major support is provided by Sylvia and Leonard Marx and the Selz Foundation.

Image: Shop Sign, “The Crowned Dolphin,” French, possibly 18th century. Rolled iron, cut, 17 3/4 x 17 3/4 x 1/8 in. (45 x 45 x 0.2 cm). Réunion des Musées Métropolitains, Rouen, Normandy, LS.4215 © Agence La Belle Vie – Nathalie Landry